Vegas to welcome Italian designers

The following article appears courtesy of National Jeweler

Image courtesy of Stefan Hafner

New York–Buyers for U.S. jewelry retailers won’t have to go very far this year to check out the latest in Italian design.

The upcoming Couture show, taking place June 3-7 at the Wynn Las Vegas, will host a who’s who of Italian jewelry brands, representing a showcase of Italy’s renowned craftsmanship and design innovation.

Among the 39 Italian brands exhibiting at the show are mega-brands such as Roberto Coin and Marco Bicego as well as smaller Italian designers known for their unique product, including Lucifer Vir Honestus, Raffaella Mannelli and Federica Rettore.

Among additional returning brands this year are Nouvelle Bague, Stefan Hafner, Rosato and Damiani. The latter is also set to present a number of new brands it is distributing worldwide, including Ferrari, Ducati, Gianfranco Ferré and Jill Sander.

Together, the offerings from the show’s Italian designers will reveal a diversity of technique and creativity, from Franco Pianegonda’s masterful use of silver to Nicolis Cola’s work in gold, Utopia’s assemblages of pearls and Mattia Cielo’s experimentation with high-tech jewels.

According to Couture show organizers, a number of the Italian designers present their lines in the United States exclusively at Couture, including Gianmaria Buccellati and Bizzotto, among others named above.

To register for Couture, visit TheCoutureShow.com.

Couture, along with National Jeweler magazine and NationalJeweler.com, is part of the Nielsen Jewelry Group, which also produces the JA New York shows in New York City. The Nielsen Jewelry Group is part of Nielsen Expositions, whose parent company is The Nielsen Co., a global information and media company.

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